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Digital Subscriptions > Quill & Quire > SEPTEMBER 2016 > The Memory Illusion: Why You May Not Be Who You Think You Are

The Memory Illusion: Why You May Not Be Who You Think You Are

Dr. Julia Shaw

POPULAR SCIENCE books that focus on the workings of the brain have become something of a cottage industry of late. Books exploring the frontiers of neuroplasticity abut volumes on personality and the effects of technology on the brain. A new addition to this ever expanding library, The Memory Illusion highlights the slipperiness of memory in various contexts, providing case studies to illustrate why our memories are so faulty, and what that says about who we think we are. (Doubleday Canada, Sept.)

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